McNamer, Elizabeth M. Books

Education of Heloise. Methods, Content, and Purpose of Learning in the Twelfth Century
1992 0-7734-9657-2
Heloise, 1100-1163, was a woman known for her scholarship as well as for her administrative abilities, highly regarded by her contemporaries. She received an education usually available only to men; she is believed by many to be the only woman of her time to have received such an education. Known now mainly in conjunction with Abelard, this study reveals the real accomplishments of this remarkable woman.